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Poster: Brad Leblanc Date: Jun 21, 2006 7:22pm
Forum: etree Subject: Re: lossless

FLAC or Shorten, I believe. I don't know of any other lossless formats that were ever here

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Poster: xtifr Date: Jun 22, 2006 5:36am
Forum: etree Subject: Re: lossless

I suspect that by "old format" he means the old, pre-changeover Archive layout.

The answer is found in the Frequently Asked Questions list.

http://www.archive.org/about/faqs.php#178

How many times has that question been asked on this forum, this week alone? *sigh* I wonder if it would be worth it to add a flag to the user accounts, indicating whether the person has ever looked at the FAQ list, and then not let them post to the forums till they have, at least once. I mean, obviously, the big note that says, "Please search the FAQs and forums before posting" that appears every time you post is not enough....

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Poster: Diana Hamilton Date: Jun 22, 2006 6:06am
Forum: etree Subject: Re: lossless

There's even a FAQ excerpt, "Some commonly asked questions to read before asking for help in the forums," above this forum.

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Poster: kili time Date: Jun 25, 2006 9:57pm
Forum: etree Subject: Re: lossless

Your'e response is testy and offensive. Some users have other things going on in their lives, instead of watching videos while their music downloads. Things like traveling the world where computers are non existent. As in all things in life a simple answer out does sarcasm and provincilism always.

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Poster: xtifr Date: Jun 26, 2006 4:18pm
Forum: etree Subject: Re: lossless

No, my response was merely testy. Your response was offensive. Yes, some of us have other things going on in our lives, and don't particularly appreciate being asked to answer the same damn questions over and over and over and over again! I, for example, work on free software in my spare time--software which is used around the world, often in some of the poorest regions of the world. I think that's a lot more important than just helping some random guy who wants free music, but isn't willing to take the time to figure out how to get it.

A "simple answer" wouldn't encourage other people to think and look for themselves. I can offer a fish, but I'd rather teach people to fish. If you think that's offensive, well, tough.